Stone Seat View
Keeping alive the blood, beauty, and desire in his music and playing, Tom Lattanand expresses a unique voice as a guitarist, composer, song writer, and producer. His 2011 release, the entirely instrumental solo guitar album Stone Seat View, is a fluid, cohesive piece-combining the raw unpredictability of emotion with the felt sense of patterns in nature: rings, whorls, knots. Employing a mix of a finger style technique and percussive rhythms to the steel string acoustic-Stone Seat View utters simultaneous melodic voices with dense sonic textures from a single instrument. Many of the compositions were born from place-based improvisations; pitch-black portraits of the desert and open sea. Moody as a storm coming, or lava cooling after fire. Watching Lattanand perform solo, one has the sense that he is engaged in a duet with the unseen, playing a language in which he is endeavoring to name his own sound. All music written by Tom Lattanand all tracks recorded and performed on solo acoustic guitar by Tom Lattanand mastered by Mike Wells copyright 2011 tomlattanand.com.